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Elias from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund an angular deformity correction procedure for his right foot.

Elias
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
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$0
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Fully funded
Elias's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.
February 10, 2021

Elias did not undergo surgery.

We received an update on Elias that we wanted to share with you. His family came to the hospital and Elias stayed in the ward under close monitoring of the nurses and doctors. The medical team ordered an Xray and various tests before his treatment. Given his status of health and low Iron Deficiency/Anemia, his treatment was postponed. The medical team shared with his family instructions on helping to improve his health and their family returned home with a request to come back in January for a new review and a complete blood count test.

The hospital has continued to be in touch with Elias’s family to monitor how he is doing and prepare for surgery. They have just heard very sad news from his father that Elias passed away on Saturday. He was taken to a local referral hospital after having a toothache and there they admitted him to their ICU as his condition became more worrisome. We are keeping his family in our thoughts and are incredibly saddened to learn of his passing.

We received an update on Elias that we wanted to share with you. His family came to the hospital and Elias stayed in the ward under close mo...

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November 1, 2020

Elias is a 10-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the third born in a family of four children. Elias is a third grade student at St Mary’s Catholic School and his favorite subject is Swahili. He likes to play with toys and is very innovative! His family hails from Kaptibor village and Elias’ father is a cook at a school, while his mother is a housewife. Their family lives in a two-roomed rental house together with their children.

Elias was born healthy without complications. However, when he was three years old, his father noticed he had developed an unusual walking style where the right foot bent inside. At the time, their family did not seek further care for his condition.

Later on, Elias’ father heard about our medical partner’s care center, CURE Hospital, through a friend and learned about what we do. Upon the doctor’s review, Elias has been scheduled to undergo surgery on November 2nd to correct the deformity on his right foot. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,224 to fund his procedure. Currently, Elias drags his foot and is not able to walk well, so the surgery will be very impactful for him. Once recovered, he will be able to walk well and comfortably.

Elias’ father, Samson, shared, “Any kind of support to help our boy walk comfortably will be highly appreciated.”

Elias is a 10-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the third born in a family of four children. Elias is a third grade student at St Mary’s Cathol...

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Elias's Timeline

  • November 1, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Elias was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 2, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Elias was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital in Kenya. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • November 3, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elias's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 10, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Elias is no longer raising funds.

  • February 10, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elias's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 34 donors

Funded by 34 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,224 for Elias's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47
Other
$59

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$801raised
$527to go

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